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Italy: Antitrust opens probe into smart meters

 |  December 10, 2015

Italy’s competition watchdog said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into utility Enel for alleged abuse of a dominant market position.

In a statement on its website, the authority said it was investigating whether Enel was hampering fair competition in the smart metering business, which measures electricity consumption.

Enel, which next year will start rolling out a second generation of smart meters, is planning to use the infrastructure to help Italy build an ultrafast broadband network.

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